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Activists light up Confederate statue with LGBT Pride flag

Many other statues have been the target of similar vandalism, with some protesters outright toppling them, as demands for greater racial sensitivity become more vocal throughout the US.

Protesters topple another Confederate statue in Virginia's state capital

The monument stood along Richmond's Monument Avenue, which is lined statues of several prominent Confederate figures. The city served as capital of the Confederacy for almost all of the war.

By REUTERS
11/06/2020
VA PD and FD provide conflicting accounts over start of house fire

The child survived, and everyone was evacuated safely. However, Richmond's police chief was visibly shaken, holding back tears describing the scene at a press conference on Sunday.

Pomegranates seen piled up at Machane Yehuda market, just in time for Rosh Hashana.
Virginia Beach to suspend school calendar that starts on Rosh Hashanah

The board voted to approve the calendar late last month, though one board member pointed out that the first day of school would fall on the Jewish New Year, drawing complaints from Jewish parents.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
19/02/2020
Neo-Nazi leader quotes Hitler in motion filed in federal court

Cantwell is one of about 25 defendants in a lawsuit filed against the organizers of the 2017 neo-Nazi “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
23/01/2020
U.S. President Trump speaks with Congressional Republicans at the White House in Washington
Donald Trump says the 2nd Amendment is under 'serious attack' in Virginia

The Virginia Senate passed bills to require background checks on all firearms sales, limit handgun purchases to one a month, and restore local governments' right to ban weapons from public spaces.

By REUTERS
18/01/2020
‘Banners of Hate’ placed by US white supremacist groups
3 neo-Nazis who planned to bring guns to rally arrested by FBI

The rally is scheduled for the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday to protest gun control measures proposed by the state legislature and its new Democratic majority.

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
19/01/2020
IAI
Israel Aerospace Industries to expand headquarters in Virginia

The expansion will create dozens of new jobs in the headquarters.

Virginia governor lands in Israel for trade mission

Northam will visit Tel Aviv and Jerusalem before continuing to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

16/11/2019
Ohio man who threatened Youngstown, Ohio JCC online indicted

“This defendant’s video demonstrated that he had access to weapons and he posed a threat to a Jewish community center."

By MARCY OSTER/JTA
30/09/2019
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